Some buildings are constructed, serve a purpose and then are demolished. Others seem to live several lifetimes by acting as a base for several enterprises and a hub for the community during different crises. Despite looking like its falling apart right now, one Lake Street building is such an institution, serving as an icon of change, sustainability and transformation in the community. This is is a history of the Webster Telephone Exchange Building.
What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha’s past. This is a history of North Omaha’s Kellom School.
The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.
This is a biography of Paul B. Allen, and a history of Allen’s Showcase in North Omaha.
This is a biography of historian and North Omaha leader Bertha Calloway (1925-2017). She was a Civil Rights activist, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and mother.
In the course of a century, a lot of things can change in a neighborhood. The Near North Side of … More
This is a biography of Jessie Hale-Moss, a strong Black female leader in North Omaha who served as one of the first leaders of Omaha’s NAACP.
This is a biography of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead (b. 1935).
This is a history of a short-lived neighborhood association with a long shadow over the history of the Near North Side neighborhood.
This is a history of Creighton University, including notable people, places and events throughout its history.
This is a history of the 140-year-old Campion House at Creighton University in North Omaha.
This is a history of St. John’s Catholic Parish in North Omaha, Nebraska, including its K-12 school.
One building on the Creighton University campus is among the oldest and places a significant role in the history of … More
The oldest building at Creighton University has changed radically over the years. However, hints of its past show inside and … More
This is a history of Creighton High School that was in North Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.
This is a biography of Everett S. Dodds, and prolific architect who designed many buildings in North Omaha from 1914 through 1940.
Omaha is a city of immigrants, and North Omaha is no exception. Along with its historic African American community and … More
This is a history of the third public housing projects built in North Omaha called the Hilltop Homes.
This is a history of the former Pleasantview Public Housing Projects in North Omaha, Nebraska.
Omaha was de facto segregated for more than 75 years. Jim Crow affected employment, education, housing, religious institutions, and more throughout the city. It also meant that African Americans would routinely and frequently be denied healthcare throughout the city. This is a history of Black hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska.
This is a history of the Circus Grounds at N. 20th and Paul Streets in North Omaha from the 1870s through the 1930s.
This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.
The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).